Thursday , Mar , 15 , 2007 C.Y. Ellis

Lakers, Jackson fined for “witch hunt” comments

New York, NY (Sports Network) – The Los Angeles Lakers and head coach Phil
Jackson were each fined $50,000 for Jackson’s public criticisms of the NBA.

Lakers star Kobe Bryant has been targeted with two one-game suspensions this
season due to hitting players after following through on shots. Earlier this
week, Jackson claimed a “witch hunt” was going on against Bryant by the

Jackson was also fined $25,000 earlier this season for controversial comments.